Why yall call him Bearhead? My nickname is Chimpgrip because my left hand has a simian crease (that's when the heart and head line are fused into one). All chimpanzees and most people with down's syndrome have this trait as well as some average people.
Good question. Truthfully, I don't really know. It's a name he's gone by for years. Sometimes when we have shows at a gallery, he'll show up wearing a stuffed bear head on top of his own, whilst wearing a gas mask at the same time. People seem to enjoy the antics.